The Women of Star Wars: Princess Leia

Contrary to what Disney might have you believe, they didn’t create the concept of female Star Wars characters, or even female leads in the franchise. Of course, Princess Leia is one of the franchise’s most iconic characters and a beloved cinematic heroine in general. But there were others after her and before the soulless corporate …

Genre Tropes Vs. Homage Vs. Plagiarism

The films of 2018, and various debates surrounding them, have been increasingly making me wonder about the difference between genre tropes, homage, and just uninspired laziness. I definitely think there’s a defined difference, and I think this past year, in particular, we’ve gotten a lot of the latter. It looks as though the trend may …

Billy Dee Williams Returning as Lando in Episode IX

Star Wars fans, get ready, because the smoothest general in a galaxy far, far away is returning for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. Whispers have been popping up all over the Internet recently, and today sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Billy Dee Williams will indeed be returning to the role …

“Every Word of What You Just Said is Wrong”

Since I wrote down my own feelings about the movie, The Last Jedi has caused quite a stir. It has its ardent defenders (Ty Rothermal and Mike Kaye among them), but a sizeable chunk of the fandom is really not happy with it, or the direction in which the Star Wars franchise is headed, cinematically …

Geeks + Gamers’ Top 5 Star Wars Movies

A few days ago, our Facebook members voted on their top 5 favourite Star Wars movies. Over 250 votes were cast to see which of these films would reign supreme in the galaxy. So, it’s time to count down the Geeks + Gamers Top 5 Star Wars movies, as voted by our community. *Spoilers for …

The Return of J.J. Abrams: A Star Wars Story

Last week, we saw the departure of Colin Trevorrow from the director’s chair of Star Wars: Episode IX. This wasn’t shocking to everyone, but I was quite shocked and, honestly, a bit disappointed. I thought Trevorrow would make a great fit for the saga, but Lucasfilm clearly disagreed. I thought his firing was because he …